Why Andy Robertson is missing for Liverpool’s meeting with Aston Villa on Tuesday has been revealed.
Liverpool head into the Villa game having been dealt a blow in their pursuit of the 2021/22 Premier League title this past weekend.
The Reds drew 1-1 with Tottenham on Saturday evening whilst Manchester City put five past Newcastle United on Sunday.
As a result, Liverpool are now three points adrift of Manchester City with just three league games left to play.
City also have a four better goal difference thanks to their dominant win over Newcastle.
As a result, Liverpool cannot afford any sort of slip up vs Villa and, if possible, need to beat Steven Gerrard’s side by a decent scoreline to help bolster their goal difference.
Aston Villa, meanwhile, are sat 11th in the Premier League with little left to play for.
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Why Andy Robertson is missing
Ahead of the game, Liverpool released their matchday squad, which was fairly strong but missing a few key players.
Mohamed Salah only made the bench, whilst Andy Robertson was not in the squad at all:
— Liverpool FC (@LFC) May 10, 2022
However, an explanation for Robertson missing out has been provided:
Andy Robertson has been given a rest tonight, as per @LivEchoLFC
— Anfield Watch (@AnfieldWatch) May 10, 2022